Metal at Edge Hill Station – XXX: Get Off at Edge Hill

XXX: Get Off at Edge Hill
23 October – 5 December 2009

Taking as their starting point the well-known scouse phrase ‘Get Off at Edge Hill’ METAL’s artists in residence AL and AL have curated a site specific group exhibition that explores sexual and industrial metaphors in painting, sculpture and film. 

XXX: GET OFF AT EDGE HILL is the first exhibition to be staged at the newly renovated station buildings at Edge Hill, the site of the world’s oldest passenger station.

The exhibition explores themes of industrialisation, the sexual metaphor and the scouse dialect in this unique railway setting. The scouse sexual pun “Get off at Edge Hill”, meaning coitus interruptus (Edge Hill being the penultimate stop before the final train terminus at Lime Street), has inspired the exhibition that brings together local and international artists whose work relates to sex, industry, and the machine.

The opening night on Thursday October 22, 6.30-9pm, will launch the newly renovated Edge Hill Station with a huge celebraiton of art, local heritage and culture.

The original Engine Room, Boiler House and Accumulator Tower (dating from 1836) on Platforms 1 & 2 have been transformed from disused space into inspiring rooms for the development of artistic ideas in all discipline.

Tues – Sat 11am- 4pm.

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